Online and Blended Courses with foodlineUCC
The Food Industry Training Unit, UCC in collaboration with Taste 4 Success Skillnet have developed foodlineUCC, a new initiative that provides and develops a range of online and blended courses and resources for the food, agri-food and seafood sectors. foodlineUCC facilitates those working within these sectors to pursue an individual pathway of learning that is suited to their personal career goals.
- Blended Courses: These are courses that are mix of online and face-to-face teaching
- Online Courses: These are courses that are 100% online
Both blended and online courses can fall under the heading of non-accredited or accredited:
- Non-accredited Courses: Short courses that do not have University credits attached to them. These courses may have digital badges or certificates of attendance upon completion.
- Accredited Courses: Courses that have University credits attached to them. A single module can have 5 or 10 credits. A certain number of credits are required to complete the different levels on the National Framework of Qualifications. For example, the Certificate in Food Science and Technology consists of 30 credits - six individual 5 credit modules.